The 2011 Baseball season is vastly approaching one month already which is wonderful because it is our National pastime and something that the economic crisis cannot bring down or destroy. Although, I am really bothered with the Baseball opening day fight(s) and attack(s) that led to the hospitalization of Bryan Stow, a loyal San Francisco Giants fan who was caught in the crossfire and at this present moment is in a Los Angeles hospital fighting for his life. What really happened before the violence escalated can only be told by two sources, Bryan Stow himself or the mindless assailants that committed this horrible act while at the same time giving Baseball a black mark in society. The reason this incident really bothers me is that young people (children and teenagers) as well as young adults like to imitate what others do be it good or in this case very bad and maybe they might be at a sporting event where they run into a fan of the opposing team and the verbal jabber begins which may lead to physical violence or worse someone having a dangerous weapon and using it leading to people getting hurt ot worse. This is just a game folks not a life and death situation or serious situation. Baseball as well as other sports are just exactly that sports which are suppose to be fun activities and not to be taken so seriously. One of the issue(s) is that some adults and/or grown-ups are more immature than young people in regards to the love of the game and their team, I for one am a San Francisco Giants fan but I am not going to verbally and/or physically attack someone just because they are fans of another team let us say for example the Los Angeles Dodgers. They have their preference is sports and I have mine and we need to respect each others choices and preferences. I do want to make a comment about Los Angeles Dodgers and their loyal and faithful fans, they are wonderful people that cheer and support their favorite baseball team in a very positive manner until the end, the people that committed this horrible act at Dodger Stadium are not Dodger fans according to the Los Angeles Dodgers organization “they are common thugs and violent criminals that have no place in baseball or sports in general.” Our society is turning into a violent free for all vigilante society, which means if we do not like someone and/or something we just cannot ignore it anymore and leave them and/or it alone, we must try to hurt it or them or even worse. I am sorry folks, I do not agree with that theory at all, I am very old school and I strongly believe “Live and let live” respecting each others thoughts, lifestyles, opinions, values, and ideas whatever they might be. I hope as you read this, you will try to make this world a better and more peaceful place in everything you do and everyplace you go even in the world of sports. In closing, we all need to grow up in society in regards to sports and the mental behavior of fans that some of them go a little too far this is just a game everybody and only a game nothing else.
As I was reading and watching the funeral and memorial services of some of the victims of the Arizona shootings tragedy involving Arizona Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords who was a victim as well as she was shot in the head. What really hit me hard about this unfortunate incident is that one of the victims was a sweet little girl who was only nine years old and had her entire life ahead, now her life is a sweet memory and a missing piece of love and happiness to her beloved family to which I pay my respects and condolences for their grief and loss. Another part that bothers me very much about this incident is that the suspected gunman was a 22 year old young man that had a reputation and the behavior of being mentally unstable, threatening and frightening to several people including several students at the community college where he attended classes, even of the college instructors that taught him said that suspected assailant would yell in class for no apparent reason. The gunman was believed to purchase his gun(s) and weapon(s) at a weapons store in Texas, where they do not check any background(s) or criminal record(s) so just about anyone can purchase a weapon in Texas without worry and then go to another state to commit your cowardless act or crime. As a nation, we need to change our gun law(s) and regulation(s) so that all 50 states of the union are on the same page in regards to gun(s) and violent act(s) or else I have a bad feeling that these kinds of tragedies are not going to stop until we make them stop.